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    OK i've looked everywhere and can't find any LFS. I bought three bags of Green moss from a rainforest in the pacific north west. The green bag from home depot. According to the Savage Garden this stuff is supposed to be death if it is "green moss" but I believe he his refering to the basket lining material. Any opinions Death or safe??
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    I vote for death. ANY green "forest moss" is surely the same stuff as on the rocks in your backyard. I accidently used the "forest moss" on an S.purpurea subsp. venosa and it is in fact still in it but, I top dressed it with living sphagnum and the acidity broke down the stuff and I never had a problem. But if you have planted a CP in it, repot it immediatly!

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    I would love to repot but I can't find any lfs, i've tried every lowes, homedepot, and several nurseries in my area. Why exactly is this stuff so bad?

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    OK, If I can't find LFS (not even online because everyone is out or closed for winter) what about 50/50 peat and pertilite or sand. I have many very tiny tc baby neps that were accidently planted in green moss and just don't seem to wanna grow.

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    A 50/50 mix of peat and perlite is fine.

    Lowes should carry the LFS as its sold for use with orchids. 432 cu. in. costs about $4.00. Its in a yellow and green bag. The back says "Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss, product of Chile". It may be in with the flower pots as that is where I find mine.

    You can also find it online at various places. If you want the live stuff, just chop of some of the dead lfs moss and sprinkle it on top of a peat/perlite or peat/sand mix. It will eventually grow into a nice live mat off moss.

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    Heres a link to a place were you can buy some nice NZ LFS .

    http://www.orchidweb.com/cat_dtl....1&tpn=1

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    Another online site...

    http://www.orchid-supplies.com/orchid_moss.html

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    Thanks guys 2lbs of New zealand moss on the way. The bright side of my desperate search for moss is that while at homedepot I picked up a RO filter. Much easier than collecting rain water and much cleaner. The water of my roof always did look a bit dirty.

    Now I need to find a use for 3 bags of moss garbage.

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